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WHISTLER: NEW NATIVE CENTRE – Globe and Mail

WHISTLER: NEW NATIVE CENTRE

Canadian Press
March 19, 2008

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, the latest addition to the Whistler resort village, will feature exhibits including traditional and contemporary First Nations weavings, canoes carved from cedar logs, and artworks.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080319.BITWHISTLER19/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008777 Views

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22nd Annual Northern Ontario Business Awards Gala – Call for Nominations

Welcoming Reception:
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
North Bay Golf and Country Club

Awards Gala:
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Best Western, North Bay

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominate an entrepreneur or business in the North that deserves to be recognized and applauded as a leader in our region. Self-nominations are encouraged.

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The Banff Centre – Aboriginal Work Study Opportunities

>Work Study: Aboriginal Preparatorial

Work Study: Visual Arts Aboriginal Preparatorial
Program dates: April 01, 2008 – March 27, 2009

Application deadline: Until suitable candidate is found

Note: Program dates exclude December 13, 2008, to January 04, 2009.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008803 Views

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First Nations Health Managers Search for Solutions at National Forum

EDMONTON, March 19 – Today at a National Forum for First Nations Health Managers, held at the Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort, First Nations Health Managers will look for ways to create professional development opportunities, to recruit and retain quality employees and overcome issues like staff recruitment, retention and compensation.

First Nations Health Managers, have a much broader set of responsibilities than other health executives. In addition to hiring, firing and managing budgets, First Nation Health Managers are often involved in clinical work, health promotion, everything from education about pregnancy to disposing of remains at death. They work in environments where technology can change quickly, for example in telehealth, but staff shortages often make it hard for them to take time away from their communities to upgrade their skills.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008954 Views

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Agreement Provides Benefits, Improved Co-operation

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ARR0008-000381
March 18, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
Council of Western Treaty 8 Chiefs

FORT ST. JOHN – Today, on Treaty 8 territory, the Province and chiefs of four Treaty 8 First Nations signed an economic benefits agreement that will provide a share of financial benefits from natural resource development on part of the First Nations’ territory to their communities and enhance land-use collaboration in B.C.’s northeast region, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong and the chiefs announced.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008954 Views

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MNBC Presentation at Thompson River University

MNBC representatives provided a delegation of approximately 60 Aboriginal delegates and University administrators an overview the employment and training services provided by the MNBC. The MNBC presentation was well sreceived by delegates.

Métis Nation BC
Emplloyment & Traiiniing

Overview

∞ This presentation will assist you toward a better understanding of the Métis Employment and Training services.
∞ This will include some partnerships, program successes, and initiatives.
∞ Métis Nation British Columbia administers the Métis Human Resource Development Agreement (MHRDA) to improve the employment potential, earning capacity and selfsufficiency of Métis people in British Columbia.

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Kaludjak re-elected as NTI board president – CBC

Kaludjak re-elected as NTI board president
Ningeocheak wins another term as finance vice-president

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Inuit land-claims beneficiaries in Nunavut chose the status quo in Tuesday’s Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. elections, re-electing their president and vice-president of finance.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/19/nti-elex.html

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Conditions for natives ‘disgraceful’ says former Lt.-governor – Sudbury Star

Conditions for natives ‘disgraceful’ says former Lt.-governor

Posted By Andrew Low

Ontario’s former lieutenant-governor calls the situation among Canadian aboriginals “utterly disgraceful.”

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=948923&auth=Andrew+Low

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008816 Views

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Don’t Blame Aboriginal Population For Bad Crime Stats – Opinion250 News

Don’t Blame Aboriginal Population For Bad Crime Stats

By Ben Meisner
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 03:44 AM

For those who would like to lay the blame for the high rate of crime in this city on the aboriginal population, think again, you are dead wrong.

http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/8777/7/don’t+blame+aboriginal+population+for+bad+crime+stats

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081010 Views

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Residential schools still impact youth, conference told (The Sudbury Star)

Residential schools still impact youth, conference told

Posted By Andrew Low

Aboriginal youth are eight times more likely to end up in custody than non-aboriginal youth, an aboriginal expert told a Sudbury conference Tuesday.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=948940

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Ardoch leader left in jail; Oversight causes Bob Lovelace to miss … – The Kingston Whig-Standard

Ardoch leader left in jail; Oversight causes Bob Lovelace to miss court date

Posted By Sue Yanagisawa

A second round of contempt charges against two Algonquin communities and several of their supporters, arising out of last summer’s uranium-mine protests north of Sharbot Lake, never really got off the ground yesterday.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=949696

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008744 Views

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Throwing leaders in jail won’t work – Sudbury Star

Throwing leaders in jail won’t work – Editorial

What happens when negotiations involving a First Nation community fails and aboriginals decide to protest in a way that is deemed to be unlawful?

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=948965

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008690 Views

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Natives halt talks over mineral rights – Globe and Mail

Natives halt talks over mineral rights

KAREN HOWLETT
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
March 19, 2008 at 4:55 AM EDT

TORONTO — Leaders of native communities in Northern Ontario have suspended talks with the provincial government on exploring for mineral riches on their traditional lands, potentially derailing future mining and other natural resources projects.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080319.wnatives19/BNStory/National/Ontario/

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008924 Views

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Canadian First Nation’s Digital Preservation Project Gets Boost from EMC

U’mista Cultural Society One of Seven Winners Worldwide of Grants Designed to Preserve and Protect Information Heritage

TORONTO, March 18 – EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced the U’mista Cultural Society http://www.umista.ca/ in Alert Bay, B.C., is one of seven organizations receiving EMC Heritage Trust Project awards totaling US$100,000. The Heritage Trust awards are designed to protect and improve access to information in communities around the world. EMC received 325 applications from 34 countries since announcing the inaugural awards program last May.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081324 Views

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Brandon Councillors Vow to Respect Vote Against Casino – Winnipeg Sun

Brandon councillors vow to respect vote against casino

BRANDON, Man. — The people of Brandon, Man. have spoken, and city councillors there say they will respect their opinion about a proposed casino.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2008/03/18/5038971.html

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Newfoundland and Labrador sending team to National Aboriginal Hockey Championships for first time – Western Star

Newfoundland and Labrador sending team to National Aboriginal Hockey Championships for first time

FRANK GALE
The Western Star

STEPHENVILLE — The Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle Newfoundland and Labrador (ASRCNL) will have a team competing at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=118150&sc=24

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008850 Views

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Say goodbye to ‘Ottawa knows best’ – Phil Fontaine, National Post

Say goodbye to ‘Ottawa knows best’

Phil Fontaine, National Post
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The recent National Post series, “Rethinking the Reserve,” has renewed public debate and interest about the place of First Nations in Canada and our relationship to the state and the rest of Canadian society. This public spotlight allows us to focus on a key message: Investing in First Nations today pays dividends for Canada’s future. Our well-being is tied to Canada’s well-being as a nation.

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=382325

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008782 Views

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Nunatsiavut Assembly adopts code of conduct for elected officials – CBC

Nunatsiavut Assembly adopts code of conduct for elected officials

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | 10:12 AM ET
Canadian Press: THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Nunatsiavut Assembly has adopted a code of conduct for its elected officials.

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Atlantic/080318/t031808A.html

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008772 Views

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Bands upset with ruling that sets aside aboriginal title argument – Western Star

Bands upset with ruling that sets aside aboriginal title argument

VANCOUVER
CP

The chiefs of four Interior bands are angry after a B.C. Court of Appeal ruled their claims of aboriginal title can’t form part of their defence against charges they logged in 1999 in contravention of provincial laws.

http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=118201&sc=505

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008717 Views

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3 federal charges laid against CN in 2005 Wabamun spill – CBC

3 federal charges laid against CN in 2005 Wabamun spill

CN Rail is facing federal charges over the train derailment and oil spill at Wabamun Lake west of Edmonton in August 2005.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2008/03/18/cn-charges.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008872 Views

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KI reps get 6 months for contempt – The Chronicle-Journal

KI reps get 6 months for contempt

By JIM KELLY
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

For their continued disobeyance and defiance of a court order, six members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation were sentenced Monday to six-month jail terms in Thunder Bay‘s Superior Court.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=98463

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008647 Views

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Province blasted as natives jailed – Toronto Star

Province blasted as natives jailed

Mar 18, 2008 04:30 AM

More than 30 organizations are calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty to live up to his rhetoric about protecting the environment and improving Ontario’s relationship with its native communities.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/347199

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008774 Views

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Diary: Jennifer Podemski – National Post

Diary: Jennifer Podemski

Jennifer Podemski, National Post
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This week’s diarist is Toronto actress Jennifer Podemski. She is the creative producer for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, which took place in Toronto on March 7. The show will be broadcast Saturday on Global and April 5 on APTN–both at 8p.m. ET. Podemski kept her diary earlier this month.

http://www.nationalpost.com/arts/story.html?id=382212

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008713 Views

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Native leaders sentenced to jail in mining protest – Globe and Mail

Native leaders sentenced to jail in mining protest
Aboriginal umbrella group breaks off talks with provincial government over decision

BILL CURRY
From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
March 18, 2008 at 4:21 AM EDT

OTTAWA — Native leaders from a remote Northwestern Ontario reserve were sent to jail in handcuffs yesterday for opposing mining on their traditional lands, as an opposition leader blamed the Ontario government for failing to resolve the conflict.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080318.wnatives18/BNStory/National/

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Chiefs angry native title can’t be part of defence – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Chiefs angry native title can’t be part of defence
The Canadian Press

March 18, 2008

Vancouver — The chiefs of four Interior bands are angry after the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled their claims of aboriginal title can’t form part of their defence against charges they violated provincial laws in 1999 by logging in three areas.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080318.BCBRIEFS18-3/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008757 Views

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Voting underway in NTI board elections – CBC

Voting underway in NTI board elections

Inuit beneficiaries in Nunavut have until 7 p.m. to vote Tuesday for a new president and finance vice-president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the territory’s land claims organization.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/03/18/nti-elex.html

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B.C. okays controversial Tsawwassen power line – CBC

B.C. okays controversial Tsawwassen power line

The B.C. government has approved plans by the B.C. Transmission Corporation to build a controversial new overhead power transmission line in Tsawwassen.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/03/18/bc-tsawwassen-line-approved.html

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008706 Views

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First Nations remains to be reburied on Gulf Island – CBC

First Nations remains to be reburied on Gulf Island

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | 1:33 PM ET
CBC News

The Saanich First Nations will rebury the remains of dozens of their ancestors in a special ceremony Tuesday morning in the Gulf Islands on the South Coast of B.C.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/03/18/bc-poets-cove-reburial.html

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008670 Views

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Angus Reid Poll: Canadians Split Over Proposal to Rename Strait of Georgia

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More than half of respondents in British Columbia reject the idea

[TORONTO – Mar. 18, 2008] – Canadians are divided over a recent proposal to rename the body of water between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island, a new Angus Reid Strategies poll has found.

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A premier, a chief and a prince drive home message at GLOBE – CCE Mag

A premier, a chief and a prince drive home message at GLOBE

British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell couldn’t resist a reference to the magnificent landscape outside during his opening sessions for the GLOBE 2008 conference, last Wednesday, March 12.

http://www.ccemag.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=81596&issue=03172008

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008674 Views

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A place to heal – The Times

A place to heal
New transition house first of its kind in Canada

Marcia Downham, The Times
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

B.C. leaders and community partners gathered together yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of Abbotsford’s Spirit Bear Centre, the first of its kind in the country.

http://www.canada.com/abbotsfordtimes/news/story.html?id=6866f5cb-9d06-4f97-b6ce-144d651f4b1e&k=76956

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Liberals win in Toronto, lose in Saskatchewan – Globe and Mail

FOUR FEDERAL BY-ELECTIONS
Liberals win in Toronto, lose in Saskatchewan
Tight Liberal-Tory race reported in Vancouver Quadra; Conservatives take northern Saskatchewan seat

GLORIA GALLOWAY
With reports from Joe Friesen in Prince Albert and The Canadian Press
March 18, 2008

OTTAWA — Two of the people who battled Stéphane Dion for the Liberal leadership will take seats in the House of Commons after by-elections last night in four federal ridings – but the Conservatives took one riding from the Liberals.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080318.BYELECTIONSB18/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008645 Views

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$1.3M spending under review – Leader-Post

$1.3M spending under review

Karen Brownlee, Leader-Post
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

As much as $1.3 million in questionable spending has prompted the federal government and the Saskatchewan Indian Training Assessment Group (SITAG) to look into a Regina agency that helps urban aboriginal people gain employment training.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=0299c7df-12dd-4dde-ab25-fd307d62d1bf&k=97447

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Clarke wins – TheStarPhoenix

Clarke wins
RCMP officer beats NDP-turned-Liberal appointee Joan Beatty in byelection

By Janet French, TheStarPhoenix.com
Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Conservative candidate Rob Clarke landed a decisive win Monday in a northern Saskatchewan riding that has spent recent years flip-flopping between parties.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=41c139dc-0e04-4cb5-8c63-4328db8e4e7b&k=93698

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Canadian project to explore climate change in the Arctic – Ice News

Canadian project to explore climate change in the Arctic
By Luna Finnsson on Mar 18, 2008 in Canada, Iceland, Science & Technology, Society

The British Council in Canada has chosen a Prince Edward Island high school to participate in its international climate change youth expedition to Iceland, reports the Guardian newspaper in Canada.

http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2008/03/18/canadian-project-to-explore-climate-change-in-the-arctic/

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Mi’kmaq educator honoured – Chronicle Herald

Mi’kmaq educator honoured

By CATHY VON KINTZEL Truro Bureau
Tue. Mar 18

Marie Ann Battiste, a Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq working at the University of Saskatchewan, was one of 14 recipients at a 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards gala in Toronto last week.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1044303.html

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BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts presents ‘Into the Open’ Exhibition at the Sutherland Gallery

BRANDON, MB – The Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department and the Brandon University Fine Arts Students Association are proud to present the student art exhibit Into the Open from March 19 to March 29, 2008 at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art. This season’s last group exhibit will showcase artworks from all media, subjects, and course levels. An opening reception with refreshments will be held on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

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Ontario Regional Chief Responds to Sentencing of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief and Council

TORONTO, March 18 – On March 17, 2007 in Thunder Bay, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief Donny Morris, four Councillors, and a community member were sentenced by Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith to six month jail terms for contempt of an October 25, 2007 court ruling.

“I vehemently disagree with our people being jailed for defending their constitutional rights. The sentencing of Chief Morris and Councillors demonstrates all that is wrong with settling these issues through the Courts” stated Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081173 Views

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CIBC Marks 15th Year as Lead Corporate Sponsor of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

TORONTO, March 18 – CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) is pleased to sponsor the 15th annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Each year, the awards recognize outstanding career achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, in diverse occupations, including one award given to a lifetime achievement recipient and one for an outstanding youth achiever. In addition to recognizing some of the Aboriginal community’s brightest talents, the awards aim to build self esteem and pride and provide valuable role models for Aboriginal youth.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081021 Views

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UBCIC & BCAFN Disappointed with Judicial Review of Paul Inquiry

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

VANCOUVER, BC, PRESS RELEASE–(March 18, 2008) – The Union of BC Indian Chiefs and BC Assembly of First Nations are calling on the Crown to cease in their efforts to proceed with a judicial review of Commissioner William Davies’ recent ruling in the Frank Paul Inquiry. Commissioner Davies ruled that the Criminal Justice Branch was included among the public bodies enumerated in the terms of reference and that the actions taken by the Branch in this case would be available for examination at the inquiry. This would relate to both the processes they followed and the decisions made when prosecutors reviewed the death of Frank Paul.

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The Government of Canada Encourages Canadians to Take a Stand Against Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–(March 18, 2008) – The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, visited Halifax today to meet with community groups and stakeholders to promote the Government of Canada’s commitment to creating racism-free workplaces.

“As Canadians we expect more-more of ourselves and more of our society. We all have a responsibility-as workers, as employers and as citizens-to take a stand against racial discrimination,” said Minister Blackburn. “Providing equal access to employment opportunities makes Canada a more diverse country than ever before, and we are richer for the experience.”

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Groups Call for Comprehensive Reform of Ontario’s Outdated Mining Laws

March 17, 2008 – With the Ontario legislature resuming sitting this week, over 30 groups and organizations are urging the government to overhaul its outdated mining laws and policies. In an Open Letter to the Premier, a wide range of social justice organizations, faith groups and environmental groups express their deep concern that the Mining Act in Ontario is taking precedence over human rights and ecological concerns.

by NationTalk on March 19, 20081072 Views

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The Government of Canada delivers support to help those who are homeless in Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, March 18, 2008 — Families and individuals in Alberta working to break free from the cycles of homelessness and poverty and building a stronger future for themselves are getting help from the Government of Canada.

Mr. Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced funding for 37 projects worth over $25 million in Alberta under the government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008788 Views

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The Government of Canada delivers support to help those who are homeless in Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, March 18, 2008 — Families and individuals in Saskatchewan working to break free from homelessness and poverty and build a stronger future for themselves are getting help from the Government of Canada.

Mrs. Lynne Yelich, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced that during the first year of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), the Government has funded 19 projects worth over $3.6 million in Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008798 Views

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Federal Charges Laid Against the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) for Wabamun Lake Spill

News Release

EDMONTON , AB – March 18, 2008 – Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have laid three charges against the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the federal Fisheries Act.

CN is charged with one count under subsection 5.1(1) of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, for allegedly depositing a substance harmful to migratory birds in water frequented by birds, and two charges under subsection 35(1) of the Fisheries Act for the alleged harmful alteration, disruption, or destruction of fish habitat.

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The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples holds Community Meetings

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008

On Thursday, March 13, 2008 the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples held a community meeting at Masonic Lodge in Happy Valley – Goose Bay. The meeting was held to raise awareness about the Powley Decision and Powley Implementation, as well as to gather comments and concerns from various Metis communities.

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National Chief Pays Tribute to UN’s commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and issues the following statement:

March 18, 2008

“Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and this year’s theme Dignity and Justice – the Cornerstones of Combating Racial Discrimination, deeply resonates with First Nations people in Canada.

This past year, Common Experience Payments (CEP) to residential school survivors have been processed. While these payments do not erase the grave injustice experienced by many First Nations children and their families, its aim is to address the past indignity and injustice endured by many generations of First Nation children in residential schools. It is hoped that residential school survivors can work towards healing and strengthening their families and communities and begin to move forward.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008788 Views

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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nations’ Human Rights Violated: What’s Next?

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2008

“The Union of BC Indian Chiefs finds the jailing of Chief Donny Morris and all six council members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation to be completely outrageous. Once again the Province of Ontario has jailed community members for protecting not only their territories but their fundamental human rights,” said Grand Chief Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. “Such brutal, heavy-handed and highly provocative sentencing by the Courts of Ontario shall only serve to exacerbate an already dangerously volatile situation.”

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008966 Views

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Important Invitation to all BC First Nations and Local Governments

To: Local Government Mayors, Chairs, and Administrators BC First Nations Chiefs and Administrators

From: UBCM Executive and First Nations Summit Task Group
Date: March 19, 2008

The Union of BC Municipalities and First Nations Summit are pleased to announce that funding for Regional Community to Community (C2C) Forums is now available for events between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009. This is an exciting opportunity and we invite you to respond by organizing an event in your area.

by NationTalk on March 19, 2008892 Views

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Lac La Croix First Nation Partnership with Gemini Corp

Press Release – March 10, 2008

Lac La Croix First Nation partnership with Gemini Power Corp. On November 8, 2007 the final agreements were executed with Gemini Power Corp. to establish Gemini Power Corp. as an equity partner on the Namakan River Hydro Development Project. A ceremony was conducted on November 11th in the Lac La Croix Community roundhouse to bring life to the agreements.

Cultural Advisor and Elder, Kalvin Ottertail conducted the spiritual ceremony on behalf of the Council and Chief Leon Jourdain, that formally established the High Falls Development Partnership.

by NationTalk on March 18, 20083570 Views

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